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JUVÉDERM/Restylane

JUVÉDERM/Restylane are types of soft gel like stabilized hyaluronic acids that are used to smooth moderate to facial wrinkles and folds or shape facial contours. Dermal fillers have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the cosmetic treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and soft tissue depressions. The hyaluronic acid found in these products is biocompatible and not an animal product, so there is little risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reactions. The filler treatments are customized for each patient depending on their particular need and can be performed in multiple areas of the face. 

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Before Treatment

  • Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve at least 3 days prior to treatme

  • Avoid supplements, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E.

  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “anti-aging” products.

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior.

  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. Please let your nurse know if you are prone.

  • Arrive at the spa without lipstick, chapstick, lipgloss, or any other topical creams or glosses

  • In order to maximize yourcomfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic will applied.

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Precautions

  • Active infection near the site of injection

  • Known allergy or hypersensitivity to the medication or to lidocaine

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, spicy food, and cigarettes 24hrs before and after treatment. These items contribute to increased swelling and bruising.

  •  You may take a Tylenol an hour before your appointment for minimal discomfort.

  • Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any ingredients, or suffer from neurological disorders.

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Post Treatment

  • Apply an ice pack to reduce bruising.

  • Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce pain as necessary.

  • Avoid rubbing, massaging, or picking at the area of injection sites. Itching is normal. This is normal and generally disappears within a few hours to a few days.

  • Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours to minimize bruising.

  • Avoid alcohol and exposure to sun for 24 hours. 

  • Avoid facials, peels, etc. for 24 hours. 

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